Add Event My Events Log In

Upcoming Events

    Where To Go

    Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Wet Hot American Summer'
    Print this page

    Summer camp is one of those cultural clichés that we hold as an icon of American youth. I myself went to Scout Camp every year where I did indeed swim and fish and boat and cook over campfires and play pranks on my fellow campers. It is curious that essentially an entire genre of movies has sprung up to explore this facet of our culture – usually comedically and parodically, but there is also a whole subgenre of horror devoted to the subject.

    In 2001, David Wain (previously of the MTV sketch comedy group The State) helmed the comedy Wet Hot American Summer, set on the last day of a Jewish summer camp in 1981. The last day means one last chance to hook up with someone else at the camp. There is a wide cast of characters, including the camp director, Janeane Garofalo, who struggles to maintain order; an astrophysics professor (David Hyde Pierce) who must protect the camp from a falling piece of a NASA space station; counselors Coop, Katie, and Andy (Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, and Paul Rudd) who form something of a love triangle; a Vietnam War veteran (Christopher Meloni) and his talking can of vegetables (H. Jon Benjamin); and many  others, all of which culminates in a camp talent show.

    Baxter Avenue Theater presents a midnight screening of Wet Hot American Summer tomorrow (Saturday). Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Baxter Avenue Theater website.

    Image: Internet Movie Database

    Share On:

    Allan Day's picture

    About Allan Day

    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

    More from author:  


    Voting Open!

    Upcoming Events

      Event Finder

      Louisville Real Estate with Joe Hayden, Your Real Estate Expert!